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Recycling. Rachel Hamarman 4 th Grade. What is Recycling?. Recycling is a term used to describe a series of activities that includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste. What does the Recycling Symbol Mean?.

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Recycling

Rachel Hamarman

4th Grade



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What does the Recycling Symbol Mean? that includes collecting recyclable materials that would otherwise be considered waste.


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  • The first top arrow represents the collection of recyclable materials for processing.

  • The bottom right arrow represents the recyclables being processed into recycled products.

  • The bottom left arrow is the most important. It represents when the consumer actually buys a product with recycled content.


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What are the three R’s of Recycling? materials for processing.


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Reduce materials for processing.

  • Reduce means to use less of something. Some examples are:

  • Use a handkerchief instead of tissues.

  • Use a cotton rag when cleaning house instead of paper towels.

  • Use a sports bottle instead of buying bottled water everyday.


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Reuse materials for processing.

  • Reuse is to put again into service without changing. Examples are:

  • Wrapping paper

  • Floppy disks

  • Plastic grocery bags


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Recycle materials for processing.

  • Recycle is to put again into service with changing. Examples are:

  • Cans

  • Glass

  • Plastics


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What are some things I can Recycle? materials for processing.


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  • Paper materials for processing.

  • Cardboard

  • Glass

  • Steel Cans

  • Batteries

  • Plastic

  • Tires

  • Shoes

  • Computers


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What are some items that I materials for processing.cannot Recycle?


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  • Ceramics materials for processing.

  • Windows

  • Light Bulbs

  • Mirrors

  • Spray Cans


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Where do I take my Recyclables materials for processing.


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  • A local recycling center materials for processing.

  • A local waste recycling center

  • At curbside

  • A local bulky waste recycling center



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  • Recycling conserves natural resources by substituting “secondary resources” such as glass, metal, and paper for raw materials extracted.

  • By recycling paper the need to cut down trees reduces.

  • By recycling aluminum it minimizes the need for mining new minerals, thereby decreasing damage to the wilderness.


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How does Recycling save energy? “secondary resources” such as glass, metal, and paper for raw materials extracted.


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  • The energy required to manufacture paper, plastics, glass, and metal from recycled materials is usually less than the energy required to produce them from new materials.

  • The steps such as collection, processing, and transportation is also usually less energy then the steps in supplying new materials.


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How can students start a Recycling program at their school? and metal from recycled materials is usually less than the energy required to produce them from new materials.


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There are 3 steps to starting one and metal from recycled materials is usually less than the energy required to produce them from new materials.

  • The first step is to get key questions answered such as:

  • Who will run the program?

  • What kind of Recyclables does the school produce?

  • How will the Recyclables get to the centers?


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Recycling Club should: recycling club to manage it.

  • Have the task of emptying the classroom and office bins.

  • Oversee the collection in their area and be a check to see if what is being recycled is recyclable.

  • Inform new students of the recycling program.

  • Remind students of what can be recycled.

  • Encourage participation from classmates and teacher.


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What can I do now in school to help? recycling club to manage it.


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  • Bring old glasses to eye doctors. silverware.

  • Bring your old clothes to Goodwill.

  • Use glass cups and plates instead of paper.

  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper.

  • Buy in bulk rather then buying smaller bottles of something.

  • Reuse glass bottles or containers.


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Things to Remember: silverware.

  • The three R’s. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.

  • Recycling helps to conserve our natural resources, energy, and keeps less out of our landfills.

  • Starting a program at your school helps to tell people of how Recycling is such an importance for everyone to take part in.

  • It’s FUN!


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Sources silverware.

  • www.co.hennipin.mn.us/enviornment/learning/wrchecklist.html

  • www.ci.fort-collings.co.us/recycling/school

  • http://philcoservices.com/RecyclingFacts.phtml

  • www.rice.edu/armadillo/projects/star/facilitators

  • www.1800cleanup.org

  • www.obviously.com/recycle/guides

  • www.purea.com/images/3-prong_plug


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